In the history of mankind, many republics have risen, have flourished for a less or greater time, and then have fallen because their citizens lost the power of governing themselves and thereby of governing their state. TR

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Rev. Wright: Tea Party a 2.0 Upgrade of a Lynch Party

Here’s what the Rev. Jeremiah Wright said on Martin Luther King Day in Delaware, best as I can make it out: With one branch of the Tea Party being nothing but a 2.0 upgrade of a lynch party, we got some unfinished business on the agenda! First of all, it’s we have some unfinished business. Unless someone sent him some unfinished business. In that case,

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When Does the Investigation Begin?

A close friend of the President George W. Bush is accused by another close friend – the president’s longtime preacher in Texas, as a matter of fact – of offering a bribe of $150,000 to go away and be quiet. The press goes crazy, right? The preacher is peppered with questions, hounded at his home in Houston until he is finally forced make a statement,

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Senate Democrats Accuse GOP of Racism

Senate Democrats are accusing Republicans of racism, saying a proposed plan by an outside Super Pac to tie President Obama to Rev. Jeremiah Wright amounted to “race-baiting” and “coded racism” for which Republicans are responsible. The outside group’s proposed campaign, described Thursday in the New York Times, called for linking Obama to incendiary comments by Wright, a black preacher who was Obama’s Chicago church leader

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Dennis Ross, Israel’s Lonely Friend in the White House

Just wanted to make sure you saw this story by Helene Cooper of the New York Times today, a great piece of reporting that shows essentially one man in the White House standing with Israel. Helene is not shy about pointing out Obama’s tilt toward the Palestinians, unusual in the mainstream media. One hopeful sign is that George Mitchell is described here as in the

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